Faculty profiles

Tom Huhn
Chair, Art History Department and BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department, School of Visual Arts; coordinator, Honors Program, School of Visual Arts; philosopher; critic
Education: AB, Sarah Lawrence; MA, PhD, Boston University
Books include: Imitation and Society: The Persistence of Mimesis in the Aesthetics of Burke, Hogarth, and Kant; The Cambridge Companion to Adorno; The Wake of Art: Criticism, Philosophy, and the Ends of Taste; The Semblance of Subjectivity: Essays in Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory
Publications include: New German Critique, Art & Text, Oxford Art Journal, British Journal of Aesthetics, Art Criticism, Telos, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Philosophy and Social Criticism
Curatorial works include: “Ornament and Landscape,” Apex Gallery; “Still Missing: Beauty Absent Social Life,” Visual Arts Museum and Westport Arts Center, CT
Awards include: Getty Scholar; Fulbright Scholar; First Prize, American Society for Aesthetics Essay Contest; New York State Council for the Humanities

Janice Ahn
Director, screenwriter
Education: BA, MA, Stanford University; MFA, New York University
Film projects include: Triangle, Stutter, Chongo, Surface of Things, Two Months To Home
Film festival screenings include: CineVegas, Cinequest, Chicago International, Slamdance, Black Lily Music and Film, Full Frame Documentary Film, San Francisco International Asian American
Awards include: Andy Warhol Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa
Website: http://www.janiceahn.com

Josh Azzarella
Education: BFA, University of Akron; MFA, Rutgers University
One-person exhibitions include: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago; DCKT Contemporary, Barcelona
Group exhibitions include: Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; Lawrimore Project, Seattle
Publications include: ARTnews, Time Out Chicago, The Stranger
Awards include: Emerging Artist Award, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; Fassbender Award of Excellence

Connie Beckley
Fine artist, composer, performer
Education: BS, West Chester University; Hunter College; Columbia University
One-person exhibitions include: Farideh Cadot Gallery, New York, Paris; Nicholas Davies Gallery; Galerie Baronian, Brussels; Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna; Hal Bromm Gallery; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; De Appel, Holland
Group exhibitions include: Museum of Modern Art; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; Venice Biennale; Artists Space
Performances include: American Opera Projects; New Music America Festivals; Steiricher Hersbt, Austria; Paris Biennale; Whitney Museum of American Art; Lincoln Center Festival
Awards include: New York Foundation for the Arts; Jerome Foundation; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; National Endowment for the Arts; Distinguished Art Historian-Teacher Award, School of Visual Arts

Elaine Breiger
Education: BFA, The Cooper Union
One-person exhibitions include: Westchester Gallery; Martha Jackson Gallery; Contemporary Gallery, Dallas; Source Gallery, San Francisco; Pace Gallery; Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia; Washington Square Windows; Glaser Gallery
Group exhibitions include: Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Susan Teller Gallery; Luise Ross Gallery; Premio Internazionale Biella per L’Incisione, Italy; SAGA; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, NM; Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; Pera Museum, Istanbul
Awards include: CAPS, National Endowment for the Arts

Luca Buvoli
Fine artist
Education: BFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Venice; MFA, School of Visual Arts
One-person exhibitions include: Austin Museum of Art, TX; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; John Weber Gallery; Philadelphia Museum of Art; List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Queens Museum of Art; Acme, Los Angeles; Santa Monica Museum of Art; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London; Kaaitheater, Brussels; Susan Inglett Gallery
Group exhibitions include: Johannesburg Biennial; Venice Biennale; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Galerie des Archives, Paris; Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Awards include: Fulbright Scholarship, New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, Jerome Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Artist residencies include: Harvestworks, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo

Jennifer Cohen
Fine artist
Education: BA, Bates College; MFA, Yale University
Represented by: Salon 94
One-person exhibitions include: White Columns, Salon 94 Freemans
Group exhibitions include: Creative Time; Public Art Fund; Elizabeth Foundation; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY; Rachel Uffner Gallery; Taxter & Spengemann
Publications include: artUS, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, artforum.com, frieze.com, The New York Times
Grants include: Public Art Fund, Rema Hort Mann Foundation

Gregory Donovan
Clients and projects include: BA, Bard College; MFA, Columbia University
Publications include: Paris Review, Private Language, Blackbird Review

Thom Donovan
Poet; critic; co-founder, co-editor, ON Contemporary Practice; co-founder, Wild Horses of Fire Press
Education: BA, with honors, Oberlin College; MA, PhD, SUNY Buffalo
Author: Make Believe, Our Insalvageable, Pictures of Paradise, Tears Are These Veils, Sudden Miles
Publications include: The Hole, Ecopoetics, Cannot Exist, Try!, Critiphoria, Bomb, Fanzine, Brooklyn Rail, Modern Painters

Jeff Edwards
Art critic; Contributing Editor, ARTPULSE magazine
Formerly, Financial Coordinator, Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research
Education: BS, summa cum laude, California State University, Fresno; MPPM, Yale University; MFA, School of Visual Arts

Munro Galloway
Visual artist, designer
Education: BA, Brown University; MFA, Bard College
One-person exhibitions include: Ohio State University, Columbus; Murray Guy
Group exhibitions include: Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Hudson Franklin Gallery; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Artists’ books include: Drawings After Bacon, Vessel States, The Weeds
Publications include: Artforum, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, Flash Art, Knoxville News Sentinel
Awards and honors include: Fergus Fellowship, Ohio State University; Farpath Foundation; Arnold-Watson Fellowship, Paris

Lynn Gamwell
Education: PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Curatorial work includes: “Sigmund Freud Antiquities: Fragments from a Buried Past,” Freud Museum, London; “Madness in America: Cultural and Medical Perceptions of Mental Illness Before 1914,” University of Pennsylvania; “Dreams 1900-2000: Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind,” SUNY Binghamton; “Art After Einstein,” New York Academy of Sciences; “Sacred Geometry and Secular Science,” Loyola University Museum of Art
Books include: Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and the Spiritual
Awards include: Gradiva Prize, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis; Book of the Year, London Times

Peter Hristoff
(Profile coming soon)

Robert Hullot-Kentor
Education: BA, Marlboro College; Iowa Writers Workshop;  MA, Goddard College; Sorbonne; Freiburg Universitaet; PhD, University of Massachusetts
Author: Ice Flows, The House that Baden Built, Things Beyond Resemblance
Editor and Translator: T. W. Adorno, Current of Music: Elements of a Radio Theory; Adorno, Philosophy of New Music; Adorno, Aesthetic Theory
Selected Recent Articles: Brooklyn Rail: Interview with Paul Chan; Interview with Fabio Durao; A New Type of Human Being and Who We Really Are; Introduction to Mowry Baden.
Teaching: Boston University, Hobart and Wm Smith Colleges, Harvard University, Stanford University, Long Island University
Awards and honors include: DAAD; Orion Visiting Artist, University of Victoria;J. Paul Getty Visiting Scholar; J. Paul Getty Independent Scholar, Mellon Faculty Fellow, Harvard University, Boston University

Elaine Kaufmann
Education: A.B. College of the Holy Cross, M.A. San Francisco State University, M.F.A. Hunter College
Group Exhibitions Include: Bronx Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Momenta Art, Exit Art, Rotunda Gallery, Center for Book Arts, International Studio and Curatorial Program, Andy Warhol Museum, and Schroeder Romero Gallery
Awards Include: Artists’ Space Independent Project Grant, Puffin Foundation

Liz Magic Laser
Fine artist
Education: BA, with high honors, Wesleyan University; MFA, Columbia University; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Whitney Museum Independent Study Program
Exhibitions include: NT Gallery, Bologna; Art Institute of Chicago; Smack Mellon; Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; George Adams Gallery; 33 Bond Gallery; Jack the Pelican Presents; Prague Biennale; Sue Scott Gallery; Heist Gallery
Publications include: Le Dictateur, Daybeds, Frankfurter Rundschau, Art Papers
Award: Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Prize, Wesleyan University

Nora Lawrence
Art historian
Education: BA, Pomona College; MA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; M.Phil., CUNY Graduate Center
Publications include: Co-author, Monet’s Water Lilies; Color chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today; Armando Reverón; Art Since 1980; The Modern Woman: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art
Award: Lee Tenenbaum Award, Museum of Modern Art

Richard Leslie
Art historian, critic, curator, editor
Education: BA, Jacksonville University; MA, SUNY Stony Brook; PhD, CUNY Graduate Center
Publications include: New Art Examiner; Leonardo Digital Review; Art Criticism; Pop Art, A New Generation of Style; Surrealism, The Dream of Revolution; Art Extra; Picasso, A Modern Master; Art Journal; Art Papers; Art Nexus
Curatorial projects include: “PULSE (People Using Light, Sound and Energy),” “Digital98,” “Digital99,” “Digital2000,” “Art and Technology,” “Concepts with Neon,” “The Prints of H. Daumier”
Awards include: National Endowment for the Arts, North Carolina Arts Council, John Rewald Fellowship, Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Dominick Rapone
Printmaker, illustrator; president, Beastly Prints Editions; printshop manager, BFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts
Education: BFA, School of Visual Arts
Group exhibitions include: Adrienne/Adrian’s; Art Directors Club; Visual Arts Gallery; Westchester Gallery; Rubin Museum of Art; Studio 12N; Society of Etchers
Publications include: Fast Company, INC, Stocks and Commodities, The New York Times, E Company, Now, Atlantic Monthly, Women’s Health, American Illustration, Tango, The Flag Project

Patricia Rocco
Art historian
Education: BA, New York University; MA, McGill University; MA, Hunter College; M.Phil., CUNY Graduate Center
Awards include: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, National Italian American Women’s Foundation

Richard Rothman
Fine art photographer
Education: BFA, Tyler School of Art
One-person exhibitions include: Queens Museum of Art, Serge Sorokko Gallery, White Columns, bOb, Paul Rodgers/9W, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery
Group exhibitions include: Hunter College Art Gallery; Jose Freire Fine Art; Katonah Museum of Art, NY; Austrian Cultural Institute; Museum of the City of New York; Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, FL
Collections include: Biblioth?que Nationale, Paris; International Center of Photography; Museum of Modern Art; Brooklyn Museum; University of Arizona
Publications include: Art & Antiques, Camerawork, The Village Voice, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, Open City, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art

Lisa Small
Art historian. Formerly, curator, Dahesh Museum of Art
Education: BA, Colgate University; MA, New York University; M.Phil., CUNY Graduate Center
Curatorial projects include: “Fantasy and Faith: The Art of Gustave Doré,” “Telling Tales II: Religious Images in 19th-Century Academic Art,” “Reframing Academic Art: Masterworks of the Dahesh Museum of Art,” “Napoleon on the Nile: Soldiers, Artists, and the Rediscovery of Egypt,” Dahesh Museum of Art

Isabel Louise Taube
Art historian
Education: BA, Bowdoin College; MA, Williams College; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Curator: “Peggy Bacon’s World,” Philadelphia Museum of Art
Publications include: Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Whistler as Printmaker: His Sources and Influences on His Followers, Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection
Award: Sara Roby Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution

Joseph Tekippe
Web designer; systems administrator, digital lab, BFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts
Education: BFA, University of Iowa; MFA, School of Visual Arts
Group exhibitions include: Bronx Museum of the Arts; Mabou Mines; New York Digital Salon
Award: Paula Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

Amy Wilson
Fine artist
Education: BFA, School of Visual Arts; MFA, Yale University
One-person exhibitions include: BravinLee programs, NYC; Hunterdon Museum, NJ; Bellwether Gallery, NYC; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Jersey City Museum, NJ
Group exhibitions include: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; P.P.O.W. Gallery; The Drawing Center; Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Grolier Club; Josee Bienvenu Gallery; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ; Julie Saul Gallery
Publications include: The New York Times, Time Out New York, The New Yorker, Art in America, New York Daily News, ARTnews, The Village Voice, New York Sun, Frieze

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